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to take anything from us. >> reporter: a spokesman says the company has offered a fair contract to its union employees. >> union members are not being given an opportunity to vote on our last and final offer we submitted three weeks ago. we provided the union with what we believe to be a very fair offer. yet they have not set a date for an election. and because of that, we have no other choice but to implement that offer. >> reporter: the spokesman says they've lost millions of dollars since 2008, largely because of more than 200 stores that have opened in northern california that now sell groceries. many of them like walmart are nonunion and don't have to pay the operating costs they do. this woman has been shopping at her neighborhood store for 22 years. >> these are nice people. it's like a family. >> if she sees striking workers sunday morning, she'll shop somewhere else, at least until the dispute is settled. >> if there is a strike on sunday morning, all of the knob hill stores here in the bay area will remain open. they plan to bring in nonon onworkers to fill those shift
to verify that letter. a spokesperson would not tell us whose side the letter, which nbc has learned was typed and on church stationery. she does say the diocese is now launching its own investigation. >> the diocese of san jose has a policy in place, a policy with regard to that incident was not followed. we are actively investigating what happened here. and we want to ensure the safety of our children, young adults and vulnerable population. >> the diocese policy is for any volunteer with the church working with children. that policy also says anyone who is a registered sex offender is strictly prohibited from working with kids. some say the church didn't do enough. >> i think that's crazy when there's kids around, somewhere where there's children, and anyway, they should be checking the background checkers. >> mark gurry is no longer a volunteer at the church and is working with all its parishes to make sure the diocese policies on volunteers are followed. the diocese will not tell us whether or not mr. gurry was fingerprinted by the church before he volunteered. reporting live in
storms here over the past month and a half. this one doing pretty good for us right now. we're going to track the rain in a minute. as we've been mentioning, it is a cold storm system. los gatos with a high of 89 degrees. then this morning we had 58. numbers dropping down into the 40s. a daytime high will be colder than that morning low we experienced. as far as the rainfall goes right now. we're tracking more moderate to pockets of heavy rainfall down into parts of the south bay. you can see down in south san jose, a little heavier downpoor on your way for coopertino. and then morgan hill and gilroy, you're about to get slammed with heavier rainfall. the 101 commute probably not a good idea to leave over the next half hour. it's going to be coming down and quick. we'll take you outside right now. the time lapse from the emeriville camera. you can see the cloud tops up at about 20,000 feet. that's a decent amount of uplift that may bring us the thunderstorms. what you're going to note here, as the low pressure moves over the next 24 hours, thunderstorms will be possible, even potenti
. >> reporter: other seniors told us safety education is the key. >> i go to the senior citizen and more education on how to protect ourselves and not to be out at certain times. >> reporter: i just heard from the district attorney and learned that the 14 year old will be charged as an adult. he's from vallejo and charges include attempted murder, carjacking, robbery and kidnapping. he's due to appear in superior court in fairfield on monday to face those charges. live in valeto, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> a san francisco sheriff's deputy on the wrong side of the law. 36-year-old deputy phillip tong is accused of robbing a bank of america the day after election day. he handed the teller a demand note and left with $1,700. police say they identified him through fingerprints and surveillance videos. he's behind bars facing several felony robbery charges. >>> tense moments at the oakland airport today. alleged bomb making materials were found during a security screening. a man from southern california was promptly arrested. cheryl hurd joins from us oakland international. a news
hurd joins us with this incredible story. how did it go today? >> reporter: it was fantastic. we had three young strong oakland officers here all on the verge of tears, really. it happened at the eastmont station in oakland. a reunion of sorts with the baby's mom kimberly, the dad, barry, and the baby of the hour, 4-day-old nolan shell miller. mom told us today that she told dad she was having contractions when he came home around 6:30 friday night. they jumped into the family car, heading to kaiser hospital. they made it only to 98 avenue near the 580 freeway when dad was told to pull over. it just so happened three police officers happened to be there, and they say today that that was a blessing. >> it doesn't usually happen like that for a lot of moms. mostly moms get the opportunity to go to the hospital and have their baby in the comfort of a nice bed. but on that day, when she told us that she was having a baby, she was not lying. she was having a baby, right now. >> if it wasn't for god putting these three officers into place, no matter what they was doing, you know, these thr
-old gregory fall was also a u.s. national who had retired in belize. police have not released a motive, but the website reports the men were at odds. the neighbor had filed a complaint last week against mcafee for firing off guns. >>> it was a gruesome discovery in the east bay. a dying man stuffed in a trash can. the woman who lives at this home on tenth street in union city found the man yesterday morning, slou slouched inside of a bin that someone left in her driveway. she immediately recognized the man as 21-year-old joshua perez, a long-time friend of the family. he was still alive, but unresponsive. he died later at the hospital. hi, was a good uncle. he was a good brother to me. he was a good son. he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. >> union city police are not calling this a homicide, rather a suspicious death. investigators and family believe that perez had been out drinking with friends on saturday night, and are looking into weather alcohol and the cold weather played a role in his death. the autopsy is tomorrow. >>> homeless disabled veterans are getting a new perma
of 2200 cancer patients authorized by the state of oregon to use mel marijuana. medical cannabis became legal in oregon between years ago. makayla's condition qualifies her to have a cannabis card under the state's program. even though she is seven,she has a state-issued cannabis card. but her use is not monitored by her doctor. that's what scares dr. caroline hastings who oversees the hematology/oncology department at children's hospital oakland. >> i don't think it's correct to use cannabis in this way. the most effective way to use any kind of medication like this is in concert with a medical team to make sure that there is no interference with any of the other medications used to treat the underlying disease, and to make sure it's safe. >> reporter: dr. hastings says about 60 children are diagnosed with leukemia each year at children hospital oakland. she says she has treated some of her young patients with different forms of cannabis, but the treatments are always supervised. makayla's biological father is not happy with using medical marijuana for his daughter's treatment. we'll h
joins us from the summit on highway 17 with more on what kept the chp most busy today. kris? >> reporter: hi there, janelle. luckily for me, no need for an umbrella right now. but we certainly got rain earlier. we saw fog and lots of high winds. the chp was out in force. they don't have specific numbers for us just yet, but we can tell you they were going from call to call. frustration on highway 17 north of the summit as traffic backed up for miles after the driver of a white cargo van spun out and blocked half of the highway. oak stowell of los gatos saw that. >> we were getting by fine until this semitruck came by and the van and the wall. >> reporter: the crash happened along highway 17's infamous s-curve. the road is so tight that the chp officer had to push the van with his patrol car because not even a tow truck could make it through. at the summit we found a business manager named, no joke, joe weatherman. >> the chp sitting up here are never sit hearing for more than four minutes because this road makes people crazy. they drive too fast. they don't pay attention to the condition
with palm spring police who say that he used his car as a weapon against two officers who feared for their safety. and based at camp pendleton. but stationed at 29 palms. he was just in the bay area where he grew up visiting and had plans to start college in a few months. >> this is a -- there is a young man, signed up to serve the country who went to afghanistan. came back untouched. was sach in afghanistan. came back to get killed. nobody deserves this. they want to know more about what exactly happened the morning the marine was killed. they want a full investigation, independent of the palm spring police department or district attorney any office. both officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you, kimberly. the weather took quite a turn overnight. let's check in with the meteorologist on the latest and when the next storm is coming in, rob. >> right now. just saw on the radar. the rain is starting to reach the north bay. where we have seen the most impressive rainfall totals in the last 24 ho
the majority house republicans cut deals now on taxes and spending. >> american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> good evening, everyone. for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out last night to romney backers. >> and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: some republicans say they better learn from an election that gave barack obama four more y
later to investigate. >> responding earlier this morning that prevented us coming in a more timely manner to this event is a series of accidents along santa teresa. one of the vehicles, which had been reported earlier, had actually driven into the house. >> reporter: when they did arrive, police had to wait another hour for animal control to remove a rottweiler and another dog so they could enter the unlocked home. that's when they found the woman dead. police are not releasing her name until they can notify her family. but they say they are definitely looking for man who lives here, who may be the victim's husband, and possibly another woman who lived here. neighbor marla hall said she often saw the victim out walking her dog. she says she is scared. >> especially if it's a homicide. i'm stunned. because you don't think that happens in this neighborhood. >> reporter: this is san jose's 41st homicide of the year, the highest murder count in 15 years. police admit budget cuts are impacting the crime rate. >> i think if we have more resources available at the time, we certainly could
's a methodical sequence that we use to gather that information. because once we open the roadway back up, everything is gone. >> reporter: several shopping bags from the suv were strewn on the highway. but investigators won't say if the family was coming home from an early morning shopping spree. for this family, black friday truly was the darkest of days. and right now at valley medical center in san jose, the father and one of his daughters are receiving treatment for moderate injuries. reporting live in palo alto, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> our hearts go out to that family. thanks, marianne. >>> tense moments on the san francisco bay this afternoon. the people on board the yacht you see there called 911 when the boat started taking on water near the berkeley pier. apparently the trouble started when the boat's engine got caught in reverse. the coast guard, harbor master and several department responded and several boaters stepped in to help as well. the boat was towed into the marina. none of the seven people on board was hurt. a dog, cat, and snake were also rescued. >>> a
about people that might not necessarily be willing to help us. >> reporter: and that reward is now up to $20,000. between the police officers association and the mayor's office and the tip that brings that suspect in can be anonymous. so the assistant police chief says if the suspect in custody is cooperating somewhat with investigators. he might talk soon, though, because he is due in court on wednesday to face charges against him. in san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> kris, thank you. >>> coming up tonight on our 6:00 newscast, are officers jumping ship from the san jose police department? we'll show you the bay area city actively recruiting disgruntled officers from jpd. >>> a surprising crime. two students robbed at gunpoint at foothill college today. it happened on the foothill campus in los altos hills about 9:00 this morning. campus police say two students were stopped by a man with a gun and robbed of their backpacks. >> very rare in my history here, which is 16 years, i've never seen an armed robbery situation here at foothill college. it's certainly not unusual on
after hitting those record highs, remember? meteorologist rob mayeda joins us with a look what's going on. >> we were talking about this last weekend. we'd seen this extreme pattern shift for the bay area going from record highs, temperatures in the 80s. you can see the jet stream looking like this earlier in the week and switching into the con figuration we see now. you felt it outside today. these temperatures we're seeing right now, close to today's high temperatures if you want to call it that. as the skies remain clear overnight and the dry air settles in, we have frost advisories mainly across the north bay valleys. we'll see low 30s. mid 30s around fairfield into concord. out by the tri-valley, you'll see some mid 30s and low to mid 30s from morgan hill towards gilroy. it's a reminder as we get into this time of year as the frost advisories up through 8:00 tomorrow morning to bring in your pets. protect the temperature sensitive plants and the jute door pipes through 8:00 tomorrow morning. our weather pattern does include more opportunities for rain. we're going to let you know
able to use a saw to cut it open. they managed to get him out safely after midnight. the man had burns and bruises but not seriously hurt. he told rescue crews that he was homeless and it wasn't the first time he had gone in a storm drain to stay warm. >> small businesses across america got their share of the spotlight today. it is small business saturday a-day when the small players in the retail trade hope to compete with those mega malls and store chains. we begin our coverage with nbc bay area's brian mooar in washington. >> reporter: at a little book store just outside the nation's capital president obama and his daughters were thinking small. >> we can do a little shopping as well. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> reporter: on this small business saturday the president chose to lead by example. giving a boost to the small businesses that often get lost in the holiday sales shuffle. >> small businesses are the job creators. two out of every three met new private sector jobs are created by a small business. >> reporter: and those small business owners are counting on their neighbo
getting married. cheryl hurd joins us with more on this ripple effect. no matter which way the court decides. cheryl? >> supreme court justices will be behind closed doors tomorrow, the end result of that meeting may mean that gay couples will flock here to san francisco's city hall to get married. or they may not. >> this time we think this is finally it. >> tom watson was fifth in line to get their marriage license two years ago. when the courts decided to put gay marriage on hold. >> i feel like we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. we're hopeful about what could happen in the next few days. >> on friday, nine supreme court justices are scheduled to meet behind closed doors and decide if they will take a series of cases. one of them is the federal defense of marriage act. the other is prop 8. the ban on same sex marriage in california. >> it's very very likely the court will take at least one of the cases challenging the federal defense of marriage act. the federal law that prevents the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same sex couples, even in state
and support us. >> this is a fairy tale comeback story for the giants, baby! >> the comeback team, the gigantes! >> reporter: the roars continued for an hour and a half as the giants and their raucous fans took over the streets of san francisco. and there has been a long line behind me also at the giants dugout store here at the ballpark. they've been there all afternoon, ready to get their giants memorabilia. i did ask during the parade giants general manager brian sabean when he starts getting ready for next year. he told me he started yesterday. live at at&t park, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area. >> not surprising coming from brian sabean. all the fans getting a unique glimpse of their favorite players. laurence scott with us and joins us also from san francisco. laurence, you talked to almost every player during this parade. what stood out for you? and even more importantly, how did this compare to the world series parade of 2010? >> reporter: very good question, raj. here is exactly what stood out, how appreciative the players were to see and experience this whole thing wit
to take away from analysts? the my is growing, but very slowly. today both sides try to use the numbers to claim their message is the right one for the future of our country. steve handelsman is live in washington, d.c. with the latest on the race with 95 hours to go until the first polls close. good evening. >> reporter: 95, well that. >> can't spin that number. but both sides are spinning the unemployment number of 7.9, disagreeing about the significance of it. but agreeing oddly, they don't agree on much, especially this close to the end, on the importance of the number 18, the electoral votes of ohio that both candidates badly need. so close to the end, you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in etna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard, caking credit for the auto bailout. >> in toledo, where chrysler is add mortgage than a thousand new jobs on a second shift, not in china, right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him, a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the la
. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio, the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio had been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i put in over these four days. absolutely. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> thank you. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> a we're just calling to remind you that your vote is very important. >> reporter: ohio republicans like democrats figure their work could decide the presidency. >> if this county ends up red for mitt romney, it will go a very, very long way to wi
in the bay area. for more on that, let's bring in nbc bay area's jodi hernandez who joins us from emeryville. jodi? >> reporter: raj, there are a lot of folks here in the bay area who have friends and family members either in israel or in the gaza strip. they are very worried by what is happening there. now, we got a taste today of what folks in that area are going through. as you mentioned, it is a region that is still very much under fire tonight. we caught up with the residents of gaza via skype this afternoon. a woman who has been praying for a ceasefire. but judging by the shelling outside her house, it hadn't taken hold yet. >> i was feeling relief when i hear about the ceasefire, but now coming through, i think it's less of a point -- oh my god, just a second. >> reporter: mona al farrah is a project director on the ground in gaza for berkeley-based middle children's alliance, a nonprofit aimed at making life better for palestinian children in the gaza strip. >> people are huddled together. they put blankets over them. they bring their children to them. their kids are terrified. of co
on dunn avenue and tenant avenue in morgan hill. garcia torres allegedly used a stun gun during one of the attacks. today safeway shoppers recall the fear they experienced back in 2009. >> i actually came, like, during the day, but he was actually -- i heard he was doing them during bright light. so it was just a scary feeling. i actually did not bring my kids with me. >> she says at one point she even stopped shopping at that safeway. she is relieved that garcia torres is behind bars, and that he will be tried as an adult, even though he was 17 when those alleged attacks occurred. garcia torres is accused of kidnapping and murdering sierra lamar in march of this year. today her father steve lamar said he views the additional charges as a positive development that will help the prosecution's case. >>> happening now. uc students are starting to arrive in san francisco to try and stop the wave of tuition hikes. the regents reveal today more hikes could be coming, despite last week's passage of proposition 30. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in san francisco to explain. jodi? >>
. and if we get customers to support us, walmart will listen. >> this nothing but another union-funded publicity stunt. >> reporter: walmart released a statement today. while protests are expected to take place at walmarts across the country, walmart insists its workers have among the best jobs in retail, and expect black friday to be a huge success. >> our more than 1.3 million associates enjoy working at walmart. they like the opportunities they get by look working at the company, and they're excited. >> walmart, walmart, you're no good! >> treat the workers like you should. >> reporter: but as they took their demonstration inside the store, chanting up and down the aisles, their claims seemed to resonate with at least some shoppers. this family pledged not to return until things improve. >> until they get treated rightfully, we're going to stand in their corner. >> reporter: again, protests are scheduled to take place across the country and across the bay area over the next couple of days. we are told protests will take place in san leandro, richmond, san francisco, and san j
: changing the wipers, using rain repellent or de-icing fluid can help, but the main thing you can do costs no money. >> the number one tip slow down. number two, wear your seat belt. >> reporter: the officer says if you crash, drive off the freeway if you can. if you can't, stay in the car with your seat belt on. >> stormy weather, there is going to be people losing control all over the place. >> reporter: pg&e tried to get ahead of the storm, dispatching 400 crews like this one to trim trees and identify possible trouble spots. >> some of the time because of the strong wind, even the healthy trees, they can fall into the power lines. >> reporter: if the healthy trees can be trouble, jerry fears some of the trees near his home can be deadly. he is hoping the owner of the property will prepare too. >> i fear for my house and for my neighbor's house. i hope nobody is in it when these trees go down. >> reporter: now, if you come across a downed power line, pg&e says assume that it is a live wire, and therefore deadly. call in the professionals. also, if you have a power outage where you live,
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